GSI Group, LLC cited by OSHA for safety violations
This week, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that they are fining GSI Group, LLC for two serious safety violations and one willful violation. GSI Group, LLC is a grain dryer equipment manufacturer headquartered in Assumption, Illinois.
The company began being investigated by OSHA officials after a worker was killed in a tragic workplace accident in June. The worker was killed while operating an automatic laser cutting machine in June. The willful violation involved not placing guards on the company’s automatic laser cutting machines.
OSHA Area Director Thomas Bielema said in regards to GSI Group’s violations, “GSI could have avoided this tragedy had it been following the required OSHA safety standard … A worker should never lose his or her life because an employer fails to follow safety regulations”.